Eric A. Bye - This authoritative guide is a must for
anyone interested in the understanding, care & use of
flintlock muzzleloading rifles, shotguns & pistols. Filled
with useful information never before available in a single
book, it deals with proper ignition, powder granulation,
reliability, accuracy of rifles versus smoothbores and
much more. With numerous how-to projects in wood,
metal and leather, it is perfect for beginner & expert
alike! Includes problems & solutions and trivia & tidbits
along with tremendous historical research & technical
info. 230 pages, with hundreds of high quality, full-color
"This book by Eric Bye is a compilation of information
that should satisfy the interest of anyone pursuing the
understanding, proper care, and use of the flintlock
muzzleloading guns. The two sections 'Problems and Solutions'
and 'Trivia and Tidbits' add much interest to the book,
along with the tremendous historical research the author
has done. In these pages, Eric has well covered flintlock
muzzleloading guns of all types, from rifles to pistols,
smoothbores, and shotguns. Many years must have been
consumed in the research and study of these guns in order
to compile so much technical information. Even after 50
years of shooting, studying, custom building, and collecting
fine Kentucky rifles I feel this book will be an asset to
my library." - Homer L. Dangler
- Large format, over 230 pages and hundreds of full-color photos
- Numerous how-to projects in wood, metal, and leather
- The authoritative guide for everyone interested in flintlock rifles, pistols, smoothbores, and shotguns
- Filled with useful information never before available in a single book
- For all skill levels from beginner to expert
Conventional Wisdom: how true are these common assumptions?
- A flintlock ignites faster with the powder banked away from the flash hole.
- For best control, the pad of the trigger finger should contact the trigger.
- Static electricity is a danger around black powder.
- Oxygen between powder granules is essential to ignition.
- Flintlocks are unreliable in the rain.
- Dieseling is a danger in muzzleloading barrels.
- Loading blocks and separate priming horns were not used in the old days.
- Inline guns are a modern invention.
- FFFFg powder is necessary as priming powder.
- A smoothbore barrel can be too smooth for optimum accuracy
Order your copy today and find the answers!